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Horton Hatches the Egg
Horton Hatches the Egg
by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hatches the Egg Lines 61-71 Summary

The Winter's Tale

  • Days go by and Horton still sits on the egg. He sits all the way through fall and into winter. He's in it for the long haul.
  • Winter is awful for Horton. He is totally frozen and uncomfortable, but determined to keep the egg from perishing at all costs. 
  • He says: "I'll stay on this egg and I won't let it freeze./ I meant what I said/ And I said what I meant…/ An elephant's faithful/ One hundred percent!" (67-71)
  • Holy chiasmus, Batman.
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